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Trip Duration

21 Days

Nature of Trip

Climbing

Maximum Altitude

6584m

Difficulty Grade

Challenging

Start & End Point

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Best Seasons

Sep-Nov & Mar-July

Meals

Lodge, Hotel and Tent

Transportation

Jeep

Accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trip Highlights of Chulu East Peak Climbing

  • Chulu East Peak is listed in the Annapurna region. It is 6584 meters high from sea level
  • It was first summited in 1955 AD and became a famous climbing peak.
  • The Chulu East Climbing trip is combined with the Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
  • It offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalayan ranges.
  • It is also a technical Climbing peak in Nepal.

Overview of Chulu East Peak Climbing

Boundless Adventures arranges a Chulu East peak climbing trip every climbing season in the Annapurna conservation area. Chulu East Peak, at an elevation of 6584m/21601ft, is an adventurous peak in the Annapurna region. The Peak lies in the Manang district and Gandaki zone of Nepal. However, the trip leads through the beautiful landscape of Manang Valley and the Annapurna circuit trekking trail.

A trip to Chulu East is in the northeast part of Nepal. It is graded in class V at the Adventure level. Trekkers pass through the high camp (5334m) and Camp II (5791m) beside the Chegagji Khola valley before returning to the summit.

Climbing Chulu East Peak was first summited in 1955 A.D. by a German expedition team, which made it famous for climbers. The expedition offers the ultimate Adventure and beautiful views of the local surroundings.

From the summit of Chulu East, you can enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna II ( 8,091 m/ 26,545 ft), III (7,555 m/ 24,787 ft), and IV (8,091 m/ 26,545 ft). Furthermore, Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/ 26,795 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m/ 24,459 ft), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m/ 23,406 ft), and the Manaslu range are mesmerizing.

The climbing trip is enjoyable as it goes through an Annapurna Conservation Area. The area is rich in natural and cultural diversities, with the stunning landscape of snow-capped mountains in the background. The trek continues through the Yak pastures above the beautiful settlement of Manang. 

The Chulu East expedition trip begins from Chamje of Manang after the seven-hour drive from Kathmandu. Then, hike up to the base camp via Pisang and Manang villages.

After summiting Chulu East, the climber crosses to Thorong La (5416m) and reaches the next ridge of Muktinath. The climbing trip ends in Pokhara after a short flight from Jomsom.

Climbing the Chulu East peak involves navigating some technical sections. Thus, climbers should be familiar with climbing gear and know how to use it and other types of equipment.

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) authorizes peak climbing permits through government-registered trekking companies. So, Boundless Adventure provides travelers with all necessary permits for the climb. 

Boundless Adventure operates Chulu East climbing trips with professional climbing guides. Don’t hesitate to contact us for detailed information, including prices and Climbing gear for 2024 and 2025, by e-mail or Whatsapp at +977 9851033819 now.

Cost of Chulu East Peak Climbing 

The 19-day Chulu East Peak climbing cost varies depending on various factors. Generally, the group size significantly affects the price. Boundless Adventure provides an exclusive group discount for the journey to Chulu East. Thus, the more you are in a group, the more likely you will get a group discount. 

Any additional services also increase the cost of the climb to Chulu East. If you desire complete climbing equipment, that does not cover it, which increases the price. Furthermore, let us know about your claim and climbing equipment, and we will figure out the cost details.

For the exact cost of the climb, please get in touch with us via WhatsApp at +977 9851033819. Our team is always ready to answer your queries. Remember that the cost of climbing Chulu East Peak covers ground transportation, accommodation, and meals throughout the trekking and climbing journey, as well as all necessary permits and equipment. 

Book the trip

Contact us directly to book a Chulu East Peak climbing trip. However, feel free to ask any questions about the trip before booking the trip. We’d like to give you all the information about included and excluded services and ensure that our package has no hidden costs. After the query, if you feel comfortable and satisfied, you can go for further booking process. However, online bookings cost 20% of your total price. And the rest you can pay after arriving in Nepal. 

Please note that the last-minute booking option is unavailable. As the trek is adventurous and involves a technical climbing section, we must organize the trip accordingly. Thus, we request that you pre-book the journey before some months.

Itinerary of Chulu East Peak Climbing

Boundless Adventure provides a 21-day itinerary for climbing Chulu East Peak. The itinerary includes day one for your arrival and day twenty-one for your departure. Likewise, days six and nine include acclimatization days. The rest of the days are spent hiking and enjoying the views of the Annapurna region. However, the itinerary is customizable, and we are okay with customizing it to the climbers’ preferences.

The journey to Chulu East begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani, followed by a trek towards Chame. The camping points on the excursion are Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Ngawal, Yak Kharka, Chulu Base Camp, Chulu High Camp, and Camp II before reaching the Summit of Chulu East.

The trek to Chulu East passes through the Annapurna Conservation area and covers the Annapurna Circuit. The trek package includes accommodation throughout the trekking journey and breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day
01

Day: 01 Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Car

20 minutes

Overnight

Kathmandu.

Accommodation

Hotel

Arriving at the International Airport of Kathmandu is foremost for the Chulu East Peak climbing. Upon your landing, there will be formalities at the airport that you should complete, and then you can collect your luggage. Per your details about your flight landing time, we will be at the airport waiting for you with your name on the board. Our representative will greet you, pick you up, and drop you off at your hotel.
After checking into the hotel, you can spend some time getting fresh and relaxing. Afterward, you can spend some time relaxing or visiting the nearby location of your hotel. We will come to your hotel in the evening to brief you regarding your expedition. Overnight at the Hotel of Kathmandu.

Day
02

Day: 02 Drive to Dharapani by jeep (1946m) Overnight

The journey towards climbing Chulu East Peak commences with a drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani. We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and continue the drive to Chamje village. Going through the Prithivi highway and following the Trishuli River takes you to the Pokhara highway. Then, the drive follows north alongside the Marshyangdi River and reaches Besisahar.
Driving alongside the Marshyangdi River in a private jeep, you’ll reach Dharapani at an elevation of 1,946 m/6,383ft. The drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani takes 6-7 hours. Your breakfast is at your hotel in Kathmandu, lunch is along the way, and dinner and overnight are at the tea house of Dharapani.

Note: We will drive to Beshishar by bus and Beshishahar to Chamje by Jeep.

Day
03

Day: 03 Trek to Chame (2710m) Overnight

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Chame

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

The journey to the trek begins from Dharapani village. You will have a warm breakfast early in the morning while experiencing nature’s untouched beauty. The first day’s hike takes you to Chame village at an elevation of 2670m (8758 ft). However, you must check in your ACAP at the checkpost of Dharapani to continue your trek. The trek from Dharapani to Chame involves walking through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields.

The trek to Chame is quite demanding, with steep climbs. However, the towering peaks of the Annapurna ranges will accompany you. Hiking through Alpine meadows and Pine forests from Timing takes you to your day’s destination, Chame. Bagarchhap, Danakyu, Timang, Thanchok, and Koto are prominent villages you will pass through before reaching Chame. The trek from Dharapani to Chame takes 5-6 hours, covering a distance of 15.7 km. Your lunch is at Koto, and dinner and overnight stay are at the tea house in Chame.

Day
04

Day: 04 Trek to Pisang (3300m) Overnight

Hiking

5 hours

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

You will wake up early to the pleasing sound of birds chirping and have breakfast. With stunning scenery in the morning, you will make your way towards Pisang. The trail follows hiking alongside the Marsyangdi River with a view of green terraced fields. Bhratang is the first village you will pass through after Chame. You can visit the apple farms in the village.

From Chame, the trail takes you through a rocky path with an astonishing view of snow-capped peaks. Waterfall on the way enhances your walk.

The scenery changes from Dukhur Pokhari and leads you to Lower Pisang. The walking path from Dukhur Pokhari to Pisang is relatively easy. Appreciating the beauty of Lower Pisang and visiting monasteries, you will reach the day’s destination, Upper Pisang, at an elevation of 3300m. The distance from Chame to Pisang is 15km, taking 3-4 hours. You will have a pleasant dinner and overnight stay at the tea house of Pisang.

Day
05

Day: 05 Trek to Ngawal (3657m) Overnight.

Hiking

7 Hours

Overnight

Ngawal

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Your day begins with a morning meal at the tea house of Pisang. After breakfast, you’ll start hiking to reach the day’s final point, Ngawal. The trail passes through the Tibetan-influenced area of Pisang, with a panoramic view of the mountains. The trek to Ngawal is moderately challenging, with high-altitude sections and steep ascents/descents.

You will reach Ngawal by passing traditional Gurung and Manangi villages along the way, where you will experience their unique culture and hospitality.
Ngawal is a beautiful village in the Annapurna Conservation Area at 3657m (11998.03 ft). Gurung and Managi are the local communities known for their rich culture, traditions, and hospitality.
The trek from Pisang to Ngawal takes 5-7 hours. Your accommodation and dinner point is in Nawal’s tea house (Ngawal).

Day
06

Day: 06 Acclimatization in Ngawal

Hiking

4 hours

Overnight

Ngawal

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

As you trek to higher elevations daily, your body can’t adjust to changing temperatures, which increases the chances of altitude sickness. Generally, altitude-related issues are visible above 2500m, and Ngawal lies at more than 3000m. Thus, to allow your body to adjust to the changed temperature so that the chances of altitude issues will decrease, we have added an acclimatization day on Ngawal.
The acclimatization day is yours. You can decide whether to spend the whole day resting or visiting the nearby areas. We suggest you rest for half of the day and, in the remaining time, visit the nearby areas and go for a day hike.
One memorable activity you can engage in on the acclimatization day is engaging with the Gurung and Managi communities, participating in cultural activities, and learning about their traditions. Also, for a day hike, you can go to the hill behind the Nawal village to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Annapurna range. Likewise, the sunrise and sunset views from the mountain behind Ngawal village are also appealing.

Day
07

Day: 07 Trek to Yak Kharka (3750m)

Hiking

6 hours

Overnight

Yak Kharka

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Another beautiful day on your journey to Chulu East peak climbing takes you to Yak Kharka. You will have a delicious meal in the morning. With energy after the pleasant acclimatization day, you will head towards your destination for the day. The trail from Ngawal to Yak Kharka involves walking alongside the Cheggi Khola River.

The trail has both uphill and downhill sections. You will encounter an apple field, a waterfall, and small meadows on your way. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna II and IV. A 5-6 hour walk takes you to Yak Kharka, a picturesque grazing pasture with tranquil surroundings at an elevation of 3,750 m (12,301 ft).

Day
08

Day: 08 Trek to Base camp 4200m.

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Base Camp

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

On the eighth day, trekkers head towards Base Camp after a delicious morning with a stunning sunrise view. The trek from Yak Kharka to Chulu Base Camp takes you through diverse geographical features, from meadows to rocky terrain. As you start hiking towards Base Camp, you will encounter a winding trail with a lush meadow.

As you progress, the trail begins walking steeply. Walking through a rock formation and steep climb, you will reach the day’s destination, Chulu East Base Camp(4600m). The trek from Yak Kharka to Chulu Base Camp takes 5 hours. As you reach Base Camp, the mesmerizing sight of the Annapurna ranges will welcome you. Our team will set up a Camp near the base camp. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Camp.

Day
09

Day: 09 Preparation day at Base Camp

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Base Camp

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Tent

You are already at a high elevation of 4600m, yet you need to hike at a higher elevation, so rest is crucial. Thus, day nine is a rest day and a preparation day for upcoming adventurous climbs. The day is all yours at Chulu Base Camp. You can start your day with breakfast by appreciating the surrounding beauty.

On the day, you can take a short hike to the nearby areas. You can interact with locals and immerse yourself in their culture and unique traditions. The rest and preparation day at base camp allows you to be physically and mentally prepared for the journey’s next stage. In the evening, you can prepare your gear and equipment. Your overnight and dinner are at Camp.

Day
10

Day: 10 Trek to High Camp (5334m)

Hiking

4 hours

Overnight

High Camp

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Tent

The crisp morning air provides you with energy for the coming journey. After a pleasant breakfast, you will head for High Camp at an elevation of 5334m. Today’s trail is quite challenging due to steep ascent sections. However, the beautiful sights of snow-capped peaks will accompany you and make your trek thrilling.
The trail to High Camp is narrow ridges that require good physical fitness. We recommend you take a short break during trekking. Despite the challenges, the unobstructed views of mountain ranges will motivate you. 3-4 hours of walk from Chulu East base camp takes you to High Camp. Getting on the high Camp provides a mesmerizing sight of Annapurna massif. Your dinner and overnight stay of the day is at a camp.

Day
11

Day: 11 Trek to Camp II (5791m)

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Camp II

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Tent

Day eleven’s trek takes you closer to your final destination. The eleven-day destination is Camp II at an elevation of 5791m, with a morning meal. You’ll begin to trek toward Camp II. The initial part of the trek is a gentle ascent. However, as you move further, the landscape changes into the harsh trail. Walking through steep ascent via rocky terrain is easy. Thus, we recommend taking a break frequently, keeping yourself hydrated, and listening to your body.

A three-hour adventurous trek takes you to the day’s final destination, Camp II. The panoramic view of the surrounding area makes you forget all the challenges faced during the trial. You have much time after getting to Camp II; you can relax in your Camp by appreciating the beauty surrounding it. You can enjoy the fantastic sunset as the day is about to set. You’ll have a pleasant dinner and sound sleep at the Camp.

Day
12

Day: 12 Summit the Chulu East (6584m) and back to the Base Camp

Climbing

5 hours

Overnight

Base Camp

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Tent

Day twelve is the most exciting and awaited day on the journey. Early in the morning, with a headlamp and packed lunch, you’ll set foot for climbing to the Chulu East summit. The initial part of the trek towards the Summit is a mix of rocky and snowy terrain. As you move further, the trail becomes more challenging and steep. Make yourself ready with crampons and ropes, and be mentally stable. The final part of getting to Summit is not easy; however, spectacular surroundings motivate you. 4-5 hours of adventurous climbing take you to the Summit of the Chulu East.

Standing at an elevation of 6584m at Chulu West provides a sense of accomplishment. The 360-degree view of mountain ranges will surround you. Your hard work and determination will pay off. Take time to appreciate your hard work and to overlook the stunning views. From the Summit, the sights of Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), and many other surrounding peaks are awe-inspiring.
After a pleasant time at the Summit, it’s time to return to base camp for a night stay. The getting back part towards Base camp is slipper and continuously descending. Thus, we recommend descending slowly and paying attention to your body. As you get to Base Camp in the evening, enjoy your success and sleep peacefully while having a delicious night meal at your Camp. The overall journey of the twelfth day is 10-12 hours.

Day
13

Day: 13 Trek to Manang (3440m) overnight

Hiking

6 gours

Overnight

Manang

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

After completing the adventurous climb to Chulu East, you’ll start your trek towards another destination. After a morning meal at Base Camp, you’ll set off for Manang village, at an elevation of 3440m. The trek from Chulu Base Camp to Manang is exciting, with each step providing a different perspective of the Annapurna region.

The trek passes through beautiful settlements in the Annapurna region. Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak mountain peaks will accompany you throughout the walk. During the walk, you can interact with local Manangi people. Visiting the monasteries, including the prominent Baga Gompa, will provide insight into the region’s spiritual heritage.

It takes 6-7 hours of walking, ascending and descending from Base Camp, will take you to Manang, at an elevation of 3440m. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the tea house of Manang.

Day
14

Day: 14 Trek to Ledar (4200m) overnight

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Ledar

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Toadys’ trek begins with a warm breakfast and checking in from the ACAP office at Manang. The fourteenth day’s journey is to Ledar at 4200m. The trail includes a gentle ascent through verdant pastures where yaks graze.

Passing through various mani walls and crossing several suspension bridges over Thorung Khola, you will reach Ledar village. The view of Chulu West from Ledar village is magnificent. It takes 4-5 hours to get to Ledar from Manang. Have a delicious evening meal and a pleasant overnight at Manang’s tea house.

Day
15

Day: 15 Trek to High Camp (4925m)

Hiking

4 hours

Overnight

High Camp

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

From Ledar village, the trail continues alongside the Kone Khola to reach the day’s destination High Camp. You will leave Ledar after a hearty meal at Ledar. The path towards High Camp from Ladar is adventurous as it passes through a section that is in danger of landslides. Passing several suspension bridges with panoramic views of the Annapurna range and the valleys below, you will get to Phedi.

You will reach High Camp at 4925m with a short hike from Phedi. The trek from Ledar to High Camp takes 3-4 hours and is a beautiful adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and some adventurous sections. Your sleepover and evening meal point are at the tea house of High Camp.

Day
16

Day: 16 Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong Pass (5416m)

Hiking

8 hours

Overnight

Muktinath

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

The sixteenth day of the excursion is another remarkable and adventurous one. Today’s hike begins early in the morning, as the day involves getting to Muktinath via Thorong Pass. At an elevation of 5416m, Thorong La is the world’s highest pass, which you will navigate on the day.

Trek from Phedi to Thorong la takes 4 hours with passing through challenging parts. The trail involves steep ascent and descent. Thus, planning and listening to your body during the trek is essential. Reaching Thorong La is indeed a remarkable experience. The beautiful views from the Thorong Pass are indescribable. The views of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna (8091 m), and Manaslu (8163 m) are eye-appealing from Thorong La.

After Crossing Thorong La, the trail descends towards Muktinath at 3760m. After 7-8  hours of walking through the beautiful landscape, Muktinath will welcome you. As you get to Muktinath, you can relax on the area’s tranquil beauty and nap after dinner at the area’s tea house. The day’s trekking hours are 7-9 hours.

Day
17

Day: 17 Trek to Kagbeni (2804m)

Hiking

4 hours

Overnight

Kagbeni

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Early in the morning, you will visit the sacred site of Muktinath temple. After taking a blessing from the temple and appreciating its beauty, your journey heads toward Kagbeni. The walk descends through the barren hills with a view of the Annapurna massif. The trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni is easy and short. The trail includes walking through desert-like terrain.

Upon arriving in Kagbeni, you will walk through beautiful stone houses adorned with prayer wheels. It is only an hour’s walk from Muktinath to Kagbeni. Have a pleasant night and dinner at Kagbeni’s tea house.

Day
18

Day: 18 Trek to Jomsom (2720m)

Hiking

3 hours

Overnight

Jomsom

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

The day’s walk is last in the Annapurna region. Leaving Kagbeni after breakfast, you’ll move towards Jomsom. After an hour of descending from Kagbeni, you will reach Ekle Bhatti village via the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.
You will reach Jomsom at 2720m, passing through a stony and sandy trail. The landscape changes into arid terrain as you get Jomsom. The trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom takes 2-3 hours. The night stay and dinner at Jomsom are the last days in the Annapurna region.

Day
19

Day: 19 Flight to Pokhara and Sightseeing

Flight

20 minutes

Overnight

Pokhara

Food

Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation

Hotel

After finishing breakfast and packing all your equipment early in the morning, you must say goodbye to the Annapurna region from Jomsom. From Jomsom airport, a 20-minute flight will land you in Pokhara in the morning. You will have much time left after landing in Pokhara. Thus, you can utilize the time to go Sightseeing in the city. You can visit the beautiful Phewa Lake and enjoy boating at Phewa Lake.

However, you may visit the Mountaring Museum and Temple during the day and enjoy a warm dinner. Then, you will spend a night at Pokhara’s hotel.

Day
20

Day: 20 Return to Kathmandu (1400m)

Bus

5 hours

Overnight

Pokhara

Food

Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation

Hotel

On the twenty day, you will return to Kathmandu after an adventurous journey in the Annapurna Region. The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes 6-7 hours via the Prithvi highway.

Option: Our package involves a bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. However, if you want a short trip to Kathmandu from Pokhara, there is an airplane flight option. You need to inform us if you want a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu; we will manage it for you at an extra cost.

Day
21

Day: 21 Final Departure

Car

20 minutes

Food

Breakfast

It is time to say goodbye. We are not ready to say goodbye this early. If you have more time, you can extend your vacation. We have different packages; if you are interested, let us know.

Our representative will wait for you outside your hotel according to your departure time. We will then drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport. We wish you a safe and comfortable flight.

What's Included?

  • International airport pick-up and drop by car/van/ bus
  • Highly experienced, helpful, and friendly climbing guide and porters.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and accommodation/tents
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
  • Peak climbing Permit.
  • TIMS card.
  • Climbing Guide
  • Government taxes
  • Ground transportation from beginning to end.
  • Per person climbing map.
  • Pokhara Hotel 2 nights in B/B plan.
  • Climbing equipment

What's Excluded?

  • Tips for Trekking/climbing staff and driver.
  • Travel insurance
  • Donation
  • All sightseeing entry fees.
  • Climbing booths.
  • gears and equipment.

Essential Information - Chulu East Peak Climbing

Ground Transportation

The package created by Boundless Adventure for Chulu East Peak climbing covers all the ground transportation throughout the journey. From arrival to departure, Boundless Adventure provides the necessary ground transportation to its clients. Ground transportation varies on the size of the group. The types of ground transportation we provide include;

  • Car For less or equal to four people
  • Van for more than four and less or equal to seven people
  • Tourist bus for more than seven people

Climbing Equipment

The climb to Chulu East Peak climbing involves navigating through technical sections. Thus, climbing trekkers should have all the necessary equipment, including technical gear. The right gear and equipment ensure a successful and safe journey in the Annapurna region. Here are some of the essential equipment required for the climb:

Clothing 

  • Moisture-wicking thermal for top and bottom
  • Fleece or down jacket
  • Insulated pants
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Windproof Balaclava
  • UV protection hat
  • Mountaineering gloves

Footwear 

  • Climbing Boots
  • Synthetic socks (several pairs)
  • Gaiters

Climbing Gears 

  • Full body harness
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Carabiners
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Climbing rope

Personal Items 

  • Navigation Tool
  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with UV protection
  • Personal medicines
  • Uv protection sunglasses
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack
  • Toiletries
  • Mobile phones
  • Camera
  • Power bank

Climbing Crew

For Chulu East Peak climbing, Boundless Adventure provides highly knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced crew members. For the climb, we provide a guide, porter, and cook. For less or equal to 8 people, we provide one guide. But if you are more than 8 in a group, we provide two guides and one climbing Sherpa.

Our crew members are there for your safety throughout the climbing expedition. They are physically fit, Proficient in Climbing Techniques, and Knowledgeable about Climbing Equipment. Likewise, they can handle unexpected situations and deal with altitude sickness that climbers may experience during the climbs. Most importantly, the climbing crew of Boundless Adventure supports climbers and motivates them at every step.

Best Season

Considering various factors, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for climbing to Chulu East. However, Chulu East has four distinct seasons, among which Winter and Summer are less recommended for climbing Chulu East Peak.

Spring 

Spring is a pre-monsoon season in Nepal and one of the country’s finest climbing seasons, from March to May. The mild and stable weather conditions and clear skies with clear mountain views make Spring one of the best times for climbing. Moreover, the moderate temperature makes climbing comfortable, making it the best season for Chulu East Peak climbing.

Autumn 

Autumn, from September to November, is the post-monsoon season in Nepal. It is peak season and best for Trekking and climbing. The stable weather, lush greenery, and cool and pleasant temperatures make it suitable for climbing in Autumn. Likewise, the crisp and clear skies provide a unique opportunity to witness the mountain views in Autumn.

Summer 

Summer is the monsoon season in most parts of Nepal from June to August, so climbing in Chulu East is generally unsuitable. However, global warming has changed the scenario. In today’s context, rainfall is less likely to occur in higher elevations like Chulu East. Thus, with proper planning and safety measures, climbers can climb in Chulu East even in the Summer.

Winter 

Winter from December to February comes with several challenges; thus, we don’t recommend you trek during the season. The weather in the Winter is freezing, making it less suitable for climbing at high altitudes. Climbing in Winter is difficult due to the snow-covered trail. The days in Winter are short, with shorter daylight hours, providing less time for climbing. However, if climbers are well-prepared for the harsh weather conditions, it is okay to climb Chulu East Peak. Besides the challenges, the visibility of snow-covered peaks is excellent during the Winter.

Requirement of Technical Skills 

The Chulu Peak climbing involves a section with steep ice and snow slopes. Thus, climbers must know how to use crampons, ice axes, and ropes. Without this knowledge, climbers can’t climb Chulu East Peak, making it challenging for trekkers without such skills.

Duration 

The climb to Chulu East Peak requires at least 17 days, including an acclimatization day. Each day includes walking for 5-6 hours, making it physically and mentally challenging for climbers.

Unpredictable weather 

The weather at higher elevations is unpredictable, which makes climbing more difficult. Cold temperatures and strong winds are a concern at higher elevations, including the summit of Chulu. Thus, we recommend checking the weather forecast before climbing and preparing for various weather conditions.

Requirement of Good Physical Fitness

For the Chulu East Peak climbing, the climber must be in good physical condition. The climb involves enduring harsh weather conditions for several days, so being in excellent physical condition is necessary.

Difficulty

Chulu East Peak climbing is in grade V and on the difficulty level, which means it is adventurous. Due to its adventurous nature, it is not suitable for climbers who have no peak climbing experience. So, what makes Chulu East Peak climbing adventurous? Here are some points:

High Altitude 

Chulu East Peak is at an elevation of 6,584 m/ 21,601 ft. At that elevation, the chances of altitude sickness are high, making climbing physically demanding. Not everyone can reach such heights without any prior peak climbing experience. Even experienced climbers face difficulty while climbing Chulu East. Thus, we recommend that climbers be well-prepared for climbing to high altitudes and choose an itinerary plan with an acclimatization schedule.

The altitude throughout the climb to Culu East Base Camp varies and involves significant elevation gain. The journey begins from the Dharapani village at an altitude of 1,946 m/6,383ft. From Dharapani, the journey ascends until reaching the summit of Chulu East. Here is a list of some prominent areas climbers pass through during their Chulu East Peak climbing excursions.

  • Dharapani: 1,946 m/6,383ft
  • Chame: 2,670m/ 8,758 ft
  • Pisang: 3,300m/ 10826 ft
  • Ngawal: 3657m/ 11998 ft
  • Yak Kharka: 3,750 m/ 12,301 ft
  • Chulu Base Camp: 4600m/ 15091 ft
  • High Camp: 5334m/ 17500 ft
  • Camp II: 5791m/ 18999 ft
  • Chulu East Peak: 6584m/ 21601ft
  • Manang: 3440m/ 11286 ft
  • Phedi: 4450m/ 14599 ft
  • Muktinath: 3760m/ 12335ft
  • Thorong La: 5416m/ 17769ft
  • Jomsom: 2720m/ 8923ft
  • Pokhara: 820m/ 2690 ft
  • Kathmandu: 1400m/ 4593 ft

The final destination, Chulu East Peak, is the highest elevation throughout the excursion, at 6584m/ 21601ft. Camp II is the second highest point, at 5791m/ 18999 ft. Thorong La is the third highest, at 5416m/ 17769ft.

Accommodation

The Chulu East Peak climbing package of Boundless Adventure includes accommodation for its clients throughout the journey. From Dharapani to Ngawal, the accommodation point is a tea house run by the locals. The tea houses offer basic amenities and are ideal stops for a night’s stay. However, we arranged the tent from Yak Kharka to the summit of Chulu for camping as there is no option for tea houses from Yak Kharka. We suggest you bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfortable sleep.

Tent for climbing days

There are no tea houses from Yak Kharka to the summit. Thus, a tent is necessary for about six days of camping. But don’t worry—Boundless Adventure arranges tents with our staff to fix them and cook for you during camping. The camping points by tent on the Chulu East peak climbing are Yak Kharka, Base Camp, High Camp, and Camp II.

Food During the Trip

Along with accommodation, the package covers the cost of food as well. Boundless Adventure provides three meals daily (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout the climbing excursion. From Dharapani to Ngawal, you’ll get food in tea houses. But, from the tea house, the food will be in the tent that our staff will cook. The foods in tea houses are local and fresh; however, options for Western food are also available. Generally, Dal Bhat (lentils and rice), momos (dumplings), and Thukpa (noodle soup) are the local dishes you can have. Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches are the options available for Western food.

Weather and Climate

The Annapurna region’s different areas, including Chulu East, face pleasant weather conditions during Spring and Autumn. The weather is gentle, with temperatures varying from 10°C to 15°C during day and nighttime, dropping to 5°C during Spring. The Autumn season is popular with stable and precise weather. The temperature ranges from 10°C to 12°C during the day and drops to -10°C at night in Autumn. Both seasons offer pleasant weather and clear sky, making Chulu East peak climbing favorable.

Summer weather is sunny and sometimes humid due to rainfall. However, Summer is the hottest season, with daytime temperatures from 15°C to 20°C. Nighttime temperatures range from 0°C to 5°C at Chulu East during the Summer. Winter is the coldest season, with daytime temperatures from 0°C to -5°C. Likewise, the nighttime face temperature is below -20°C.

However, climbers must understand that the higher they reach, the colder and more unpredictable the weather will be.

 Climbing and Trekking Permits

Every climbing peak requires permits. Chulu East Pak climbing requires some permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association and Nepal Tourism Board. You need two different permits: climbing permits and Annapurna Conservation permits permit. Boundless Adventure always provide you from Kathmandu.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

The Chulu East Peak lies within the Annapurna Conservation area; thus, ACAP is mandatory for climbing the Chulu East Summit. The Permit ensures the conservation of the natural environment, promotes sustainable tourism, and supports local communities. Likewise, obtaining ACAP assures the regulation of the number of tourists and provides necessary infrastructure and safety support. Climbers can get that Permit through the Nepal Tourism Board in Bhirkutimandap, Kathmandu. However, Boundless Adventure provides ACAP on behalf of our client with no worries.

Chulu East Peak Climbing Permit 

A permit is necessary for any peak climbing, and so is Chulu East. The climb to Chulu East requires a permit, which the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) issues. The Permit helps regulate and control climbing activities in Chulu East to control overcrowding. Likewise, obtaining a permit helps protect the environment, ensure climber safety, and contribute to the local economy. Boundless Adventure is a registered trekking agency that can provide the Chulu East Peak climbing permit.

 

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Reviews on Chulu East Peak Climbing

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Chulu East Peak Climbing
Finn and team
Germany

A remarkable adventure

My journey to Chulu East was my first with Boundless Adventure, but I am optimistic it won’t be the last. I climbed with my five buddies, and the adventure went excellent. The climb was not easy, as the high altitude, technical climbing section, and weather conditions made our climb physically and mentally challenging.

However, climbing Chulu East was worth it as we experienced the untouched beauty of nature. Beyond nature’s splendor, the climb provided opportunities to interact with residents and experience their warm hospitality. The guide and supportive team of Boundless Adventure made our climb successful. Our team is grateful for the service and care of Boundless Adventure. We can’t wait for our next Adventure with Boundless Adventure next year.

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Umberto Brambilla
Italy

Transformative Experience in Chulu East

I just finished the exciting journey of climbing Chulu East Peak with two friends. The climb presented breathtaking landscapes with panoramic views. The climbing route combines technically demanding situations with daily demanding conditions, including navigating steep ridges and overcoming crevasses.

The tour also provided cultural immersion opportunities, allowing us to engage with nearby communities and gain insights into their traditions and hospitality. The skilled guide of Boundless Adventure ensured our safety. Conquering Chulu East Peak has become a transformative and life-changing journey for me. Thanks to Boundless Adventure for the outstanding service and care.

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Boudewijin Janssen
Netherland

Great Experience in Annapurna region

I had previously been on a Chulu East peak climbing with my friends, and it had been a great experience with Boundless Adventure. Walking through the Annapurna region was a most surreal experience for us. The climb was not only about challenges; it was a unique combination of nature’s beauty, cultural immersion, and, of course, difficulties. The views of Mount Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, the Manaslu range, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak were eye-appealing from the top of Chulu East, making all our challenging climbs worthy.

Another memorable and adventurous part of our trek was crossing Thorong La. In a nutshell, the adventure was commendable. The service and care of the Boundless team were exceptional. I had no hesitation in suggesting Boundless Adventure for a journey in Nepal.

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